£1.6m Fastest Ever McLaren Will Come With Its Own Sculpture

Wed 4th Apr 2018

When you pay £1.6m for a car, you expect to know what you are getting for your money – but the 106 customers who have ordered McLaren’s forthcoming ‘hyper-GT’, haven’t even had a chance to see it yet.

The vehicle, which is as yet unnamed, will have a top speed of 243mph and is the Woking-based manufacturer’s fastest car yet, but only a few special customers actually know what it will look like, after getting a sneak preview, behind closed doors.

It may be months, or even years, before those customers see their new McLaren, but the company will be offering a short-term consolation, after it was announced today that all owners will receive a ‘Speed Form’ sculpture.

The news, which arrived from McLaren’s official Twitter account, said that the car, codenamed BP23, will be featured in the sculpture, with a hint of the bodywork design, which makes the Ultimate Series McLaren the most aerodynamic car ever from the marque.

An image of the proposed sculpture indicates that the vehicle could include a central fin running from the back of the driver's seat, with buttresses either side. The best glimpse yet of the car, other than from very brief sketches.

The sculpture itself measures 400mm wide, 205mm deep and 80mm high and weighs in at a hefty 3.6kg. Each piece took 100 hours to create, of which 30 hours were for the polishing alone.

The central element to the sculpture is the central driving position, with passenger seats either side of it, a design which shares familiarities with the original McLaren road car.